My parents seem to be the perfect couple. But no one knows what I know…
Everyone in the small Midwestern town of Henderson looks up to my perfect parents. With dependable jobs as a midwife and the town sheriff, they help this close-knit community feel safe. But the locals didn’t grow up in my parents’ house. They don’t know what I know. And they wouldn’t believe me if I told them…
After my best friend vanished when we were just fifteen, I left town and never looked back. I couldn’t prove it, but I think my parents killed her.
Now, years later, my little sister has vanished. I have no choice but to go home and play happy families again. Because I have to find out what my parents have done to her. I have to try to save her.
But when bones are discovered on a local farm, and all the evidence leads back to our front door, I realize I was wrong about absolutely everything. And that coming back was the deadliest thing I could do…
An utterly gripping read that will have you on the edge of your seat long into the night. If you like Freida McFadden, Lisa Jewell and Gone Girl you will love The Night She Vanished.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Author: Wendy Dranfield
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Format: Kindle ARC
No. of Pages: 389
Date of Publication: March 14, 2023
My Rating: 4 Stars
Nicole has been estranged from her family for years. When her best friend disappears while they were teenagers, Nicole was adamant that her parents were involved. Nicole made accusations that led to a mental break. Happily married to Luke for five years, her high school boyfriend, Nicole has managed just fine without her family.
However, one phone call changes everything. Her sister Aimee is missing, so Nicole returns home. While Nicole is desperate to find Aimee safe and sound, she goes back to the time when her friend Lori had disappeared. In fact, the story shifts back and forth between the past and the present.
Wendy Dranfield has written a thrilling story filled with twist after twist. I loved not being right about the guilty party over and over again. This is a book where the blurb is rather misleading, and reading it ahead of time tempted to sway my assumptions - which is exactly what they were, assumptions. Even so, whether it was the secrets, lies, or more, this book was truly addictive. The ending was truly an emotional one.
Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.
Wendy is the bestselling author of the Detective Madison Harper crime series.
She is a former coroner's assistant turned crime writer who writes a mixture of standalone thrillers, crime series and short stories. Some of her books have been shortlisted for various writing competitions and awards, including the Mslexia novel writing competition and the International Thriller Writer Awards.
You can find more information on her website:wendydranfield.co.uk
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